Is Duff McKagan back in Guns N’ Roses?
That would seem to be the indication from the look of the group’s 2015 holiday card, shown below. The card features a collection of band images, with a photo of Duff prominently positioned.
The photo has since been deleted from the group’s Facebook page. Others have pointed out that the card includes a photo of MSL, the GN’R fan who leaked Chinese Democracy tracks many years ago.
McKagan’s return to the band would be timely. GN’R bassist Tommy Stinson hinted in September that the band was in the midst of dissolving.
“I really have no idea what’s going on,” he said. “I didn’t quit the gig or walk away from it. We just all sort of left it in Vegas.’ (The band had a residency in Las Vegas in April 2014.)
Slash, for his part, said recently that his schedule is open for a summer tour. According to a report filed by Slash2Baz, Slash will film his horror movie The Hell Within in early 2016 and record a new album in the spring with his band, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. The group will not tour behind the album, as Kennedy will be at work with his other group, Alter Bridge, which features guitar Mark Tremonti. That leaves Slash’s summer schedule wide open.
The plot thickens. Stay tuned.